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Assistant/Associate Professor, Epidemiologist, Department of Humanities, Health and Society

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
Closing date
Jun 11, 2022
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Florida International University (FIU) is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit


Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, within the Department of Humanities, Health and Society to serve as an epidemiologist in a multidisciplinary research program environment. The department, which houses the Hebert Wertheim’s College of Medicine’s signature NeighborhoodHELP program, is enhancing its community‐based research programs. In this context, the department is seeking to recruit an energetic epidemiologist with strong methodological skills and previous experience in the design of epidemiologic studies of research data to contribute to the growth of the department’s community-based research portfolio addressing the investigation of the interplay of social determinants of health, behaviors, and clinical factors on the quality of life, disease occurrence and progression, and other major health outcomes. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to lead observational and/or intervention research projects involving secondary data analysis of large databases and/or primary data collection. The selected candidate will conduct her/his own research projects, as well as make key contributions to the interdisciplinary research activities led by the department, including the establishment of new cohort studies as the basis for novel prospective evaluations. The selected candidate is expected to develop own and contribute to the department’s external funding applications. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society and/or designated faculty. This position will require travel between FIU’s MMC and Biscayne Bay campuses, and to community‐based places where research activities take place.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s or Doctoral degree in epidemiology or closely related discipline, including Medicine or Public Health. Must have a proven track‐record of peer‐reviewed publications and scholarly activity, including presentation in major scientific meetings and grant application submissions that demonstrates potential for junior faculty to secure extramurally‐funded research and become an independent investigator. Must demonstrate a strong ability to work collaboratively and interdisciplinary, and to communicate effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse population. Previous experience with multi‐cultural and diverse populations. Preferred qualifications include prior experience with the organization and conduct of community‐based research and proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 526827 at and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors), who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by June 6, 2022. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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